Project and Program Management

Demand is Rising for PMPs with Comprehensive Training

More companies in more sectors look for complementary educational credentials in addition to professional certification. This is because companies want proof that their employees and new hires have mastered the most advanced methods available and are competent in the specialized skills that come to bear on maximizing productivity and reducing the time, cost and resources required to do business.

Learn Project Management the Silicon Valley Way

Study with Silicon Valley's finest instructional team, all of whom are PPM certified. This, together with our 100 percent home-grown course content, makes our program truly one of a kind. Our graduates tell us our PPM Certificate is one of the best known and most respected programs around, because of the unique benefits available here:

  • Enhanced PMBOK-compliant content built to the global ISO standard
  • Skill-based, non-theoretical courses that meet or exceed PMI requirements
  • Highest quality instruction from recognized experts
  • Comprehensive preparation to sit for the PMP certification exam
  • Convenient Silicon Valley location at our Santa Clara facility
  • Full online curriculum for students living outside the Bay Area
  • Eligibility for the internationally recognized Master Project Manager credential
  • World’s only institution of higher ed chartered as a full Chapter of the American Academy of Project Management


Earn Silicon Valley's Only Academic Credential in Project Management

You can complete our PPM certificate, which is recognized for master's degree credit and qualifies for the Master Project Manager designation, in 12 months or less. Throughout the program you will receive University of California-quality instruction, while earning a globally recognized University of California credential. Every course is built from real-world experience. All incorporate the newest technology and processes to ensure you acquire cutting-edge skills with direct workplace application.

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Project and Program Management Advisory Board

Frank M. Mangini, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP, CSP, PROGRAM CHAIR
William Brooks, M.A., MPM, CIPM
Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP®, M.S.E.E.
Blanca Pradenas
Richard Rondeau, M.S., PMP®, CSM, ITIL


There are no specific prerequisites for entering this program.

Recommended Course Sequence

"Role of the Project Manager" is the prerequisite for the required courses in the program. If you are pursuing a certificate in Program and Project Management, you must complete the three required courses before enrolling in the program's capstone course, Applied Project Management.

Certificate Application Information

We encourage you to establish candidacy in a certificate program early in your studies. There are substantial benefits in doing so:

  • Curriculum changes subsequent to the date your application is received will not affect your course requirements.
  • Candidates will be notified of updates or special opportunities related to the program


The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the global association of project-management professionals that administers the popular PMP certification. Those individuals looking to make project management a career should consider joining PMI at The Silicon Valley Chapter of PMI, one of its most active chapters, serves the South Bay and can be reached on the Web at

ProjectConnections ( provides a knowledge base of project management templates, checklists, guidelines, and articles to help members kick-start their project deliverables, solve typical project problems, train and support themselves or their project managers, and create project management and development methodologies for their teams. The site has over 200,000 members around the world who work on projects in one way or another, including project managers, team leads, team members, managers of project managers, heads of Project Management Offices, functional managers, and executives who are trying to advance project management in their organizations.

Program and Project Management Certificate Requirements

Total: 7 courses
Required: 4 courses
Elective: 3 courses
GPA: 3.0 
a C or better in all courses.
Timeline: Complete minimum units/courses within 3 years.

Courses completed more than five years prior to date of certificate issuance cannot be used to fulfill requirements

How to Apply

Certificate applications can be submitted online. Simply click on the "Declare Candidacy" button above. Then, select the "Enroll" button next to the certificate title and follow the instructions.

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What Students Say

Vishal Kapoor, Project and Program Management

Vishal Kapoor, Project and Program Management

"The best part of studying at UCSC Extension was that I got the opportunity to meet a lot of professionals who are working as project managers."

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